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Sep 16, 2011 12:50 |  #16

Keep the 24-70. Such an awesome lens. (If you really truly don't want it I will take it off your hands) Tim is right, consider the Canon 10-22 or 17-55




  
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Sep 16, 2011 13:41 |  #17

tim wrote in post #13109488 (external link)
Nope.

Given you have crop bodies I suggest Canon 10-22, 17-55, and 70-200. You'll regret going cheap on your lenses.

For low light you need to add light or use an IS lens.

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hard to beat a 17-55 on a 40D or 50D. The 10-22 is excellent as well.


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Sep 16, 2011 15:26 |  #18

Awsome guys!! So I've decided to go with 17-55, 10-22, sigma 30, and keep 70-200.
Thanx guys! I've been thinking about this for a while


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Sep 16, 2011 15:41 |  #19

Test your lenses well in advance of any wedding. Check them all wide open at maximum, minimum, and average zoom, with both close and distance subjects. Test the Sigma 30 especially hard.


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Sep 16, 2011 17:17 |  #20

You "can" shoot a wedding with just two lenses but that might not give you the best results. I prefer using my 35 and 85 lenses on two bodies. But in tight space where you can't move quickly enough a zoom would be preferable. If you only use zooms and are in a situation where it's "no flash allowed" you may need faster lenses. It's all about coming prepared to shoot under a variety of conditions.


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Sep 16, 2011 22:37 |  #21

I'm not personally a fan the Canon 17-55 f/2.8. The optics are good, but even a slight breeze seems to cause some sort of damage to it. The build quality is terrible!

I wouldn't want to do an entire wedding with 2 lenses only. There just isn't A perfect solution- with any two lenses you pick there is a trade off of some kind. I use a 24-70 and 70-200 on crops for about 90% of the day, with a 10-20 if I need to go superwide.


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Sep 24, 2011 22:10 |  #22

asianstutter wrote in post #13114671 (external link)
Awsome guys!! So I've decided to go with 17-55, 10-22, sigma 30, and keep 70-200.
Thanx guys! I've been thinking about this for a while

Good call, that looks like good coverage.
I agree with Tim on when there is not enough light make some.




  
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Oct 01, 2011 23:53 |  #23

another option is FF+24-70 and crop+70-200


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Oct 02, 2011 08:43 |  #24

If someone held a gun to my head it would be the 24-70 and the 70-200 but the bidies would have to be full frame.


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Oct 02, 2011 08:51 |  #25

The last 2 weddings I have shot I used the 24-60 2.8 on the 5D (which is wider than 17mm is on crop) and the 85 1.8 on the 30D. I also had the 50 1.4 which i slapped on the 5D for some indoor shots, but I could have gotten away with cranking the 5D to ISO3200 just not as good results. I had a 40D and personally I think ISO3200 looks like garbage so yes, the 17-55IS is really the best multi-purpose lens that you can use on that camera. If I were shooting more weddings I think I would look into the Sigma 70-200 OS as a cost effective solution (and using it with another FF body).


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Oct 02, 2011 12:57 |  #26

DStanic wrote in post #13194292 (external link)
The last 2 weddings I have shot I used the 24-60 2.8 on the 5D (which is wider than 17mm is on crop) and the 85 1.8 on the 30D. I also had the 50 1.4 which i slapped on the 5D for some indoor shots, but I could have gotten away with cranking the 5D to ISO3200 just not as good results. I had a 40D and personally I think ISO3200 looks like garbage so yes, the 17-55IS is really the best multi-purpose lens that you can use on that camera. If I were shooting more weddings I think I would look into the Sigma 70-200 OS as a cost effective solution (and using it with another FF body).

I haven't really got into the full frame world yet. I've stuck with crop bodies for 7 years. When people say "i'm selling my lens because i'm going full frame" i'm thinking what's the difference? i guess it covers the actual mm?
Anyways if you look at my gears this is what i got so far. Right now i'm in the market for either the sigma 10-20 or canon 10-22.


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Oct 02, 2011 19:39 |  #27

Yesterday's wedding was almost all 24-70 and sig85
I did take a few 17-40 shots from a balcony overlooking the cocktail area, and a macro for cupcakes and ring shots
I could do it all on 2 lenses... But that might be limiting


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Oct 02, 2011 21:49 |  #28

asianstutter wrote in post #13195041 (external link)
I haven't really got into the full frame world yet. I've stuck with crop bodies for 7 years. When people say "i'm selling my lens because i'm going full frame" i'm thinking what's the difference? i guess it covers the actual mm?
Anyways if you look at my gears this is what i got so far. Right now i'm in the market for either the sigma 10-20 or canon 10-22.

If you went full frame you would have to sell your 17-55IS and Sigma 30mm because they are "EF-S" mount and will not physically work properly on the camera. Their closest replacements would be 24-70 2.8 (or 24-105 f/4L IS) and Sigma 50mm. I had the Sigma 30mm and loved it, and I love the 50mm just as much (on FF). :)


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Oct 03, 2011 18:02 |  #29

I only ever use two lenses now, the 24-70 2.8 and 100L 2.8. You could easily do a whole wedding with one lens. It just depends on how you work.


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Oct 27, 2011 16:53 |  #30

I exclusively used my 35 f/1.4 and 70-200 f/2.8 for 20 weddings this year. My other lenses did't get to come out and play much. Of course I have full frame so it's different.




  
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